EnterpriseDB Strengthens PostgreSQL Community Ties with New Developer Hire

Date -2012-10-18 BEDFORD, Mass. – October 18, 2012 EnterpriseDB, the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products, Oracle database compatibility solutions and add-on tools for PostgreSQL, today announced it has deepened its ties to the developer community by bringing on board newly appointed committer Kevin Grittner. He joins the company alongside some of the most dedicated PostgreSQL community contributors who comprise the core of EnterpriseDB’s technology influencers. 

Grittner, who has earned recognition among PostgreSQL community developers in recent years as a dedicated and knowledgeable developer, will report to Tom Kincaid, vice president of products and engineering. Grittner will continue to contribute to the PostgreSQL Community and act as a committer while serving as Database Architect for EnterpriseDB.

“We value the dedication and expertise of the PostgreSQL community and we’re pleased to bring on board developers of Kevin’s caliber to enhance and support PostgreSQL,” said Tom Kincaid, vice president of products and engineering at EnterpriseDB. “Our customers and PostgreSQL open source users truly benefit from the contributions of talented individuals like Kevin.”

Grittner has over 40 years experience in the computer industry and managed his own consulting firm for 26 years. Prior to EnterpriseDB, Grittner spent six years as a database administrator for the Wisconsin State Courts. Some of his recent work includes development of Serializable Snapshot Isolation (SSI) for PostgreSQL with Dan Ports of MIT, as well as participating in the design and development of the third generation of software for the Wisconsin Court System.

“I am very proud to be joining the world-class development team at EnterpriseDB, which continues to be an active voice and generous supporter of the PostgreSQL community,” said Grittner. “Contributions to the community will be one of my highest priorities, but I also look forward to building on EnterpriseDB’s technology efforts.”

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EnterpriseDB, based in Bedford, MA, is the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL and Oracle database compatibility products and services. Used by thousands of business and government customers globally, EnterpriseDB delivers the industry’s best price-performance in a relational database. Employing some of the most innovative members of the PostgreSQL Community, EnterpriseDB builds upon 25-plus years of development to provide companies a proven, secure and feature-rich alternative to costly traditional databases. EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus family of products includes the open source community PostgreSQL, Postgres Plus Advanced Server with Oracle database compatibility, a Database-as-a-Service with its Postgres Plus Cloud Database and enterprise management and monitoring tools. Founded in 2004, EnterpriseDB is backed by Charles River Ventures, Volition Capital (formerly Fidelity Ventures), Valhalla Partners and strategic investors including Red Hat, IBM, NTT and KT. For more information, please visit https://www.enterprisedb.com. 

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